The Ligurian coast from the Metropolitan to the villages of the Cinque Terre – Genoa is an often overlooked gem in the North of Italy. The picturesque Ligurian coast is one of the most scenic areas of Italy. The imposing in the sea cliffs and the sleepy villages of the Cinque Terre region”are ideal destinations for a road trip across the country. No matter whether you leave the coast by car or train it is worth to get out and climb the steep slopes to explore remote villages. Far away from the big cities can best meet the authentic cuisine of Italy and the local culture. And only, because a place is secluded, does not mean, that visitors are not welcome.
On the contrary: villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Manarola are popular with tourists from all over Europe. Learn more about the history of the region, in one of the offered anywhere tours through the villages (maybe find a tour in your own language) whose architectural remains date back to the time of ancient Rome. Of course, the story not with the fall of the Roman Empire ceased. Along the coast there are numerous historical treasures including the medieval castles high above the rocky coast. But Liguria offers not only plenty to see, but also much to do: the warm Mediterranean Sea offers numerous possibilities for water sports and children can search for sea anemones. Further inland to trails, to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Northern Italy in peace and quiet. Liguria is often neglected by tourists on their way to Rome, Venice or Pisa, is but a very rewarding destination. Rent the best a car in Genoa, the largest city in the region to explore the area on your own.
Wonderfully explore from Genoa, Cinque Terre region can be”and the towns of Rapallo, Portofino, Portovenere, La Spezia and Chiavari. Other cities, such as for example Pisa, are within a few hours reach. No matter whether you stay in Genoa or are only in transit it is worth exploring, the city and its museums and attractions and to learn, what important role in the culture and history of Italy comes to you. In the picturesque alleys of the city also has some of the best restaurants and bars in the region.